News Releases for May 2015

May 29

HAWK lights to begin operating in Spokane

11:30 a.m. - Spokane’s first-ever “HAWK lights” will begin operating over the next week.

May 28

City wins more funding to revitalize Hillyard

2:30 p.m. - The City has been selected to receive two grants from the EPA to help clean up contaminated sites, or ‘brownfields,’ in the Hillyard Industrial Area.

May 27

Riverfront Park Bond: Request for Proposals for General Contractor

9:23 a.m. - Selected GCCM will work with City and selected design team to manage overall construction for Riverfront Park Renovation.

May 26

Video from STA Bus Shows Motorcyclist Ran Red Light

1:26 p.m. - Video from STA Bus Shows Motorcyclist Ran Red Light

Police Investigating Overnight Homicide

10:40 a.m. - Police Investigating Overnight Homicide

May 22

State, U.S. flags will be lowered Monday

2:30 p.m. - Governor Jay Inslee has directed that flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff on Monday, May 25 in observance of Memorial Day.

Memorial Day events to honor lost firefighters

9:43 a.m. - Two events planned for Monday afternoon will honor firefighters who have lost their lives.

May 20

Rescuers help injured man from riverbank

3:46 p.m. - Rescuers pulled an injured man from the steep riverbank along the Spokane River today.

City hires temporary ombudsman assistant

3:23 p.m. - A temporary employee will handle intake duties in the Office of the Police Ombudsman from 1 to 5 pm, Monday through Friday, beginning on Tuesday.

Minor fire damages downtown library elevator

10:45 a.m. - Downtown library open after minor morning electrical fire contained to elevator shaft.

May 19

City Closures Planned for Memorial Day

9:36 a.m. - In observance of the Memorial Day holiday on Monday, May 25, City Hall will be closed along with other City facilities.

May 18

Spokane honored to host NAACP fall conference

5:07 p.m. - Spokane has been chosen to host the NAACP Area Conference this fall.

Local access channel lineup changes on Comcast Cable

1 p.m. - Two programming changes to the public education channels on Comcast.

New tool to help reunite owners with stolen bikes

1 p.m. - This Bike to Work Week 2015 (May 18-22), the City is launching free bike registration to help return stolen bicycles to their owners.

Commute of the Century Returns

12:30 p.m. - Commute of the Century is a series of self-guided rides with a survey component that asks for citizen input.

May 17

Spokane PD Captures Violent Subject

1:05 p.m. - Officers from the PACT (Patrol Anti-Crime Team) learned that the repeat offender was at a location in Spokane Valley and possibly armed.

May 16

Basement fire briefly displaces family

12:01 a.m. - No one was injured by a basement fire in northwest Spokane on Friday afternoon.

May 15

TRS Presents "Music Around the World"

2:13 p.m. - Presenting the drama “Music Around the World” at Rogers High School, Friday May 15, 7-8:30 p.m. $5 suggested donation to support TRS.

Spokane Police Investigate Late Night Stabbing

Midnight - Spokane Police Investigate Late Night Stabbing

May 14

Three Riverfront Park Finalist Design Teams to Visit Spokane Sites

5:30 p.m. - Finalist design teams will visit sites representing Spokane’s landscape on Tuesday, May 19th.

Release of Name of Ofc. Involved in the Shooting of an Assault Suspect

3:52 p.m. - SPD Releases the Name of the Officer Involved in the 05/06/2015 Shooting of an Assault Suspect

Spokane Police Asking for help Locating a Missing Child

3:51 p.m. - Spokane Police Asking for help Locating a Missing Child

High Drive Construction begins Monday

11:32 a.m. - Construction on High Drive is set to begin Monday, May 18 from Bernard Street to Grand Boulevard.

State, U.S. flags will be lowered Friday

10:48 a.m. - Governor Inslee has directed that flags at all state agency facilities be lowered to half-staff May 15 in observance of Peace Officers Memorial Day.

May 13

SIRR Team Activated for In-Custody Death

12:21 p.m. - The Spokane Investigative Regional Response (SIRR) Team is investigating an in-custody death that occurred this morning.

Graduation of BLEA Class #713

7:17 a.m. - For the first time since 2008, a Basic Law Enforcement Academy (BLEA) class will graduate from the Spokane Police Training Center.

May 12

City Councilman Mike Fagan Announces Office Changes

11:08 p.m. - Councilman Mike Fagan's Legislative Aide and the city’s Transportation Benefit District Administrator, Sheryl McGrath, has accepted a new position.

Specialized training to be provided for ARUs

1:52 p.m. - The Spokane Fire Department will provide specialized training and update dispatch procedures for its pilot ARU program.

May 11

City offers more access to performance data

12:30 p.m. - On Monday, Mayor David Condon announced the launch of the new performance page on the City’s website.

Fire significantly damages West Central home

9:29 a.m. - Investigators are working to determine the cause of a fire that significantly damaged a West Central home early this morning.

May 9

Prostitution Sting conducted to improve East Sprague Neighborhood

7 a.m. - On Friday night, May 8th, Spokane PD conducted a “John” focused prostitution special.

May 8

Propane torch sparks accidental fire

11:31 p.m. - A homeowner using a propane torch sparked an accidental fire outside an Indian Trail home.

Ombudsman assistant to leave office

3:49 p.m. - The staff assistant to Office of the Police Ombudsman will leave the office later this month.

Flags to fly half-staff Saturday

2:35 p.m. - Flags at all City facilities will be lowered in memory of Coeur d’Alene Police Sergeant Greg Moore, whose funeral service is scheduled for Saturday.

May 7

SIRR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

12:55 a.m. - SIRR Team Investigating Officer Involved Shooting

Small aircraft with two occupants crashes into Spokane River

Midnight - A small plane with two occupants crashed into the Spokane River this afternoon after declaring an unspecified in-flight emergency.

May 6

Council members to discuss City of Spokane District 1: "Looking Ahead"

5:35 p.m. - Council members Mike Fagan and Amber Waldref will host Council Connect at 6 pm on Thursday.

Law Enforcement Memorial Service Invitation

8:46 a.m. - Spokane Police Department welcomes the media and public to attend the 28th Annual Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony next Tuesday, May 12th at 11:30am.

May 5

Suspect in Bank Robbery in March now Charged w/another from February

5:36 p.m. - Suspect Arrested for Bank Robbery in March now Charged with another that occurred in February.

Top Three Riverfront Park Renovation Design Team Finalists Announced

3:55 p.m. - The Spokane Parks and Recreation Division is announcing the top three finalists for “Design of Public Spaces and Park Grounds” for Riverfront Park.

May 4

Fire burns interior of West Central home

9:51 p.m. - One person was injured in a fire that damaged the second floor of a West Central home.

Fire burns exterior of northeast Spokane home

4:45 p.m. - Fire investigators are working to determine the of a fire that damaged the exterior of a northeast Spokane home.

Councilmember Fagan "Building Dreams-Bright Futures For Our Kids"

11:19 a.m. - The third annual “Building Dreams—Bright Futures for Our Kids” event begins at 6 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the Spokane Convention Center.

May 1

Fire damages north Spokane garage

10:22 p.m. - Fire heavily damaged a detached garage in northwest Spokane on Friday evening, but firefighters knocked it down before it spread to the nearby home.

One pulled from roof of burning home

8:15 a.m. - Fire damaged a north Spokane home occupied by two people early today. No one was injured.